Saturday, September 26, 2015

A few ways to update an artificial pumpkin….

I bought a creamy-yellow pumpkin and dry-brushed white acrylic paint on it. Then I dry-brushed some wax ~ dark and clear mixture ~ and buffed it: 

 I "yanked" off the cheap green plastic stem and replaced it with a green glass knob:

This one was painted in tan and cream stripes, with a wooden knob attached...

…and this grey and white striped pumpkin got a vintage glass knob:

Just another way to make a cheap pumpkin look a little fancier!

Here is a resin pumpkin from the Dollar Tree….

…with a few ribbon loops and fringe attached, and a bow on top!

This pumpkin was painted in "Pandora" checks:

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  1. Great ideas, I love that one hanging on the door, I'll have to give it a try!

  2. Cute idea to add the door knob. Loving my Patti Courtly Check pumpkins. Thanks!

  3. I love all your pumpkins, Patti! When I was putting out my faux pumpkins this year, I realized that I really wasn't keen on the orange ones anymore. I don't know why I didn't think to paint them! I may just do that before I pack the Fall stuff away so this way they will be ready for next year.


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